Amazon Introduces $159 7-inch Kindle Fire With Better Specs

Kindle Fire

During its press conference today Amazon announced an update to its 7-inch Kindle Fire along with a new, lower price of $159. The new Amazon Kindle Fire uses the same plastic shell and 7-inch display as the first Kindle Fire, but the internal specs are much improved. The new Kindle Fire features a 40% faster processor […]

Amazon Kindle FreeTime Delivers Finest Parental Controls

FreeTime Parental Controls

Along with updated and new Kindles, Amazon announced a new feature for their tablets called FreeTime that gives parents a chance to control how their kids can use the tablet. These new controls may only arrive on the new 7-inch and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD tablets, but for parents this might be reason enough to […]

Amazon Kindle Papwerwhite: Backlit, More Paper-like

Kindle Paperwhite, Angle

Amazon announced its next-generation Kindle and it looks like a huge improvement over the Kindle Touch. The Kindle Paperwhite features a new display that is easier to read, even in the dark. The new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite looks a lot like the Kindle Touch, but the big differentiator is the display. Like its predecessors, the […]

Kindle Fire 2, Paperwhite Kindle & Amazon Phone Possible Today (Video)

Kindle Fire 2

Amazon may not be streaming the Kindle event so everyone can watch from home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a sneak peak at some of Amazon’s Kindle announcements this morning. At 1:30 Easter, 10:30 Pacific, Amazon is hosting an Event in California to unveil the company’s new line of eReaders and, according to the latest rumors, show […]

Latest Amazon TV Ad Shows New Kindle Readers, Kindle Fire Tablets


Ahead of Amazon’s morning press event, TV ads for the Internet giant have begun airing showcasing new devices that may hint at the announcements to come. The press event, scheduled for September 6, is expected to be the event where Amazon debuts new Kindle Fire tablets. However, the company’s ads may prove to be spoilers […]

Amazon to Introduce Kindle Smartphone at Press Event


At a press event scheduled for later today on September 6, Internet retail giant Amazon is expected to introduce at least one new Kindle Fire tablet model and possibly an additional model to offer price variation and to compete against Google’s Nexus 7 tablet. However, the latest speculation is that Amazon may have a surprise […]

What the New Kindle Fire Needs to Beat the Nexus 7

Kindle Fire 2 render

Its looking quite likely that Amazon plans to announced some new Kindles, including an update to their once popular but now floundering Kindle Fire color tablet. The will make these announcements at an event next week on September 6th. So what will Amazon try to do to make the Kindle Fire a leader in the […]

Amazon Kindle Fire “Sold Out” Ahead of September 6 Event


Amazon’s first Android tablet is sold out 48 weeks after it was first introduced, but a new model is just around the corner. Today Amazon announced the Kindle Fire is sold out in a press release. In the release Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos dropped a not-so-subtle hint that his company has a new version of […]

New Kindle Fire, Light Up Kindle Likely at Amazon’s September 6th Event

Kindle Fire 2 Render

Amazon just sent out press invitations to an event in California for September 6th. The event details remain unknown, but we expect Amazon will unveil the new Kindle Fire tablet, or tablets at this event. A new Kindle Fire would arrive to a crowded 7-inch tablet market, but Amazon obviously hopes to convince users its […]

Best iPad Apps for College


College students today don’t know how good they have it thanks to the iPad and more iPad apps for college than they can count, at least before completing Understanding Numerical Data. I ended my college career in 2005. On that May afternoon when I turned my tassel for the last time I’d never even, heard of apps. […]

Deep Discounts Hint New Kindles Coming Soon

Amazon Kindle DX Gold Box sale

Amazon might be ready to unveil a few new Kindles sometime in the near future if today’s Gold Box deals are any indication. As Gizmodo first noted, today Amazon put the Kindle DX on sale for $269, a full $110 below its original price. The Amazon Kindle DX is the company’s 10-inch eReader which hasn’t […]

Amazon to Launch 4- to 5-Inch Smartphone As Early as This Year


In addition to rumors about updated Kindle Fire tablets that will arrive this Fall, rumors of an Amazon-branded smartphone are also heating up. It is reported that Amazon is working with components suppliers in Asia to enter the smartphone market and the Internet retailer could launch its own branded smartphone as early as this year. […]

Amazon Kindle Phone to Compete Against iPhone, Nexus


According to the latest report, Amazon, which had previously released a Kindle Fire tablet that is based on Google’s Android operating system, is working together with Foxconn to ready its own smartphone to compete against iPhone and Nexus offerings from Apple and Google respectively. The Amazon-branded smartphone hardware would help Amazon further its hardware presence […]

Amazon Readying Kindle Fire 2 for August Delivery


With Google targeting the low price point of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet with a 7-inch display form factor, Amazon is readying a new, improved second-generation version of its popular tablet for an August delivery to compete against the July launch of Google’s Nexus 7 slate. The Kindle Fire 2 is rumored to be delivered sometime […]

Amazon Kindle Fire 2 Could Launch in July


We could be just a month away from the follow-up to Amazon’s Kindle Fire. According to CNET, Amazon is planning a Kindle launch event for July 31 where the company will announce the Kindle Fire 2. The online retailer could also  release a new Kindle and Kindle Touch with front-lit screens like Barnes & Noble’s Nook […]

Kindle for iPad Now Supports Children’s Books and Graphic Novels

Amazon graphic novels

Amazon now lets iPad and Cloud Reader users read content that was previously only available to Kindle Fire  and Android users. Today Amazon announced its iPad and Cloud Reader apps now support children’s books and graphic novels with Panel View. Now iPad and Cloud Reader users can read more graphical content on their platforms of […]

Target Phasing Out All Kindles This Spring


Soon Target will no longer carry the Kindle Fire or any other Kindle device due to a “conflict of interest.” Target issued a statement to The Verge confirming the plan. There’s no firm date, but the retailer is “phasing out Kindles and Amazon- and Kindle-branded products in the spring of 2012.” Within a few months, […]

Kindle Book Prices Ready to Drop

kindle ebook cheaper

Kindle users may soon enjoy lower prices on eBooks thanks to a new antitrust lawsuit filed by the U.S. Justice Department. The government challenges the legality of the Agency model. Introduced in 2011, this is the reason that some books on Amazon say, “This price was set by the publisher”. Typically books priced by the […]

Amazon to Launch 3 New Kindle Fire Tablets in 2012, But No 10-Inch Slate


Rumors of new Kindle Fire tablet models from Amazon are surfacing yet again, and the Internet giant is speculated to launch several models this year as an update to the current debut 7-inch slate that launched late last year. Curiously, though Amazon has been rumored multiple times in the past to launch a 10-inch Android […]